Court order temporarily stops assisted suicides in New Jersey

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have amazing news. Smith and Associates, a New Jersey law firm, obtained a temporary restraining order preventing assisted suicides from taking place in the New Jersey. The New Jersey assisted suicide law passed on March 25 and was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy …

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Australian euthanasia promoter, Philip Nitschke, challenged by woman whose father died after receiving suicide advice.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition As reported by Gary Adshead with News9.com.au, a woman, whose father died by suicide after being assisted Dr. Philip Nitschke, challenged Nitschke at a pro-euthanasia Exit meeting. Adshead reported that a woman named Candice confronted Nitschke, during the pro-euthanasia meeting stating: “There are young people who …

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Euthanasia doctor cleared of wrong-doing for sneaking into Jewish care home to euthanize resident

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In January 2018, an Orthodox Jewish Care Home filed a complaint against euthanasia doctor, Ellen Wiebe for sneaking into the Home and killing a resident, which is against the policy of the Louis Brier Home in Vancouver. Kelly Grant, the Globe and Mail health reporter, in …

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Euthanasia bill to be fast tracked in Western Australia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. I would like to comment on the language of the Western Australia (WA) euthanasia bill. The WA government has indicated it will fast track the euthanasia bill through parliament, yet, no one outside of the government has seen the bill. It appears that the WA Labor …

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Washington State: Nearly 25% more assisted suicide deaths in 2018

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The 2018 Washington State assisted suicide report indicates that there was nearly 25% more assisted suicide deaths in 2018 than 2017. The data in the report reports that there were: 203 reported assisted suicide deaths, up from 164 in 2017, 267 lethal prescriptions dispensed, up from …

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Oregon removes 15 day waiting period for assisted suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Oregon Governor Kate Brown agreed to expand the assisted suicide law by signing SB 0579 into law. This bill, essentially, eliminates the 15 day waiting period to die by assisted suicide, a safeguard that was designed to assure that the person has an opportunity to change their …

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Assisted suicide doctors to train doctors and others to kill.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) A new organization has been formed to promote assisted suicide within the medical community and provide training for physicians, and others, who are willing to kill. According to the NCCMAID [National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying] website, California assisted suicide doctor Lonny Shavelson is …

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774 Ontario euthanasia deaths in the first 6 months of 2019

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Ontario Office of the Chief Coroner released the updated data for MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying–euthanasia and assisted suicide) deaths in Ontario. Since legalization (June 17, 2016) there have been 3,302 euthanasia deaths and 1 assisted suicide death, as of June 30, 2019. Broken down by …

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Tafida Raqeeb is the latest case of a UK child being denied treatment abroad

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Tafida Raqeeb has been diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation, a rare condition which causes the blood vessels to have abnormal connections between the arteries and veins. Tafida had a brain bleed on February 9 that has left her in coma in the Royal London Hospital where the doctors …

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Suicide promotion websites linked to euthanasia activist.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition This is a difficult topic to write about knowing that this information may lead to depressed people obtaining suicide drugs online. Euthanasia activist, Philip Nitschke, has been selling suicide information, devices and drugs, online, for years. A recent article published by The Sun newspaper concerns school kids …

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We mourn the death of Vincent Lambert while thankful that an agreement will protect the life of Hannah Cement

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition [EPC] We mourn the death of Vincent Lambert, a cognitively disabled man who died by dehydration after France’s highest court ordered that he be denied food and fluid which they defined as medical treatment. Our online petition pleading that President Macron save his life received more …

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Psychiatric euthanasia examined in the Netherlands

“Euthanasia of a minor as young as 16 for psychiatric suffering is indeed legal in the Netherlands.” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition While researching the issue of psychiatric euthanasia I came across an article by Psychiatrist Scott Kim published in the Atlantic on June 6, 2019. The article explains how psychiatric …

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